“I don’t have any goals”

“I don’t have any goals”

‘Tis the season of resolutions and goal-setting. First, let me come clean and tell you that I am a big fan of setting goals, both personally and professionally. And I’m not just your average fan. I’m one of those face-painting, rabid kinda fans. Goals keep us on track...

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Connection and Community for the Holidays with Kyle Waide

Connection and Community for the Holidays with Kyle Waide

As we look forward to the holidays, today’s guest Kyle Waide, CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, reminds us that providing people with a meal gives them an opportunity for connection and community. It’s more than food! Show resources: Solve your Workplace...

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Three Tips for Networking with Chi Chi Okezie

Three Tips for Networking with Chi Chi Okezie

Confession: Networking is not my favorite. Well, it wasn’t until Chi Chi Okezie came and taught me how to do it the RIGHT way! Did you know it’s ok to eavesdrop at networking events? Listen in as Chi Chi explains how and why! Show resources: Check out Chi Chi's book,...

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Trolls, princesses and other scary coworkers

Trolls, princesses and other scary coworkers

This post is purely an ode to many of the creative and on-point scary coworker ideas I’ve received this month. Well done readers, well done. I’m sufficiently frightened. I think this Halloween, I’m working out of my home office with all of the lights on. ‘Course it...

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How to Take On the Top 6 Scariest Bosses

How to Take On the Top 6 Scariest Bosses

Our final October podcast means we have one more Halloween theme! Producer Whitney Mendoza and I are talking about How to Take On Scary Bosses. Tune in, we’ve got real skills to share! Show resources: Still scared? Watch previous Halloween episodes and read additional...

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I work with Frankenstein

I work with Frankenstein

I love the image of Frankenstein: a big, slow moving uncommunicative monster that lumbers along in the world. More often than not, he’s gentle and non-threatening, stopping to pet the occasional kitten. The big theme with Frankenstein is “misunderstood.” You...

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My coworker is a ghost

My coworker is a ghost

Sometimes the problem with coworkers isn’t what you see, it’s what you don’t see that becomes the issue. When you want them to be there, they aren’t. When you try to find them, you can’t. To make matters worse, in some cases these “ghost” coworkers make such a lasting...

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“My coworker is scary” be very afraid edition

“My coworker is scary” be very afraid edition

My coworker is scary. If you’ve been a loyal follower of this blog (of course you have. Pat yourself on the back for being AWESOME!), you know I love this topic -- so let's keep it going. This month, in the spirit of Halloween, we took on some nasty workplace...

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